Rugby union: talking points from the Champions Cup weekend action

1 year ago by The Guardian

Ross Byrne dominates for Leinster, Exeter can still make progress, and Maro Itoje returns for Saracens who stay on topThere is no stopping Leinster, that defeat at Toulouse proving a blip, and they will...

Champions Cup Round 5 Team of the Week

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

1) Mako Vunipola - Saracens Rugby Another brilliant performance from the England international prop. He showed his deft handling to send Jackson Wray away for Saracens second try.the loosehead was excellent...

Leinster, Ulster and Edinburgh beat Top 14 heavyweights

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster halted Toulouse's 12-match unbeaten run to replace them at the top of European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1, while Ulster and Edinburgh also claimed big Top 14 scalps on Saturday. Toulouse had...

Champions Cup pool-by-pool preview: Leinster’s Johnny Sexton out injured

1 year ago by The Guardian

Holders without five Ireland internationals for visit of Toulouse; Edinburgh hope to reach knockout stage for only third timeDefeat by Toulouse at the RDS would leave holders Leinster needing to be one...

Our Picks For Champions Cup Quarters

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

With two rounds left in the group stage of the European Championship Cup, we thought we would give our predictions on who we think we will see qualify for the quarter-finals of the competition. The five...

Champions Cup Highlights - Leinster vs Bath

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leinster kept the pressure on Pool 1 leaders Toulouse as they cruised to a 42-15 home win over Bath in round 4 of the European Champions Cup. Bath opened the scoring with an early penalty, but Leinster...

Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

1 year ago by The Guardian

Gloucester dogged by inconsistency, Edinburgh and Glasgow head for the last eight and Leinster have look of championsThe pool of champions has polarised. Leinster, for all Toulouse’s attempts to recapture...

Eighth defeat in a row all but ends Leicester’s Champions Cup hopes

1 year ago by The Guardian

• Leicester 11-34 Racing 92Leicester’s hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the Champions Cup are all but over following a 34-11 defeat by Racing 92 at Welford Road.The Tigers were overwhelmed in...

WATCH: Leinster score amazing cross-field try

1 year ago by Rugby Dump

Ireland and Leinster fly half Johnny Sexton turned on the magic against Bath in the Champions Cup on Saturday with a wonderful cross-field kick to set up Adam Byrne for a try in the first half.

Leinster get into festive spirit with win against Bath

1 year ago by Breaking : Rugby

Dublin city was awash with Christmas parties tonight but few could have matched Leinster's Heineken Champions Cup knees-up at Bath's expense for intoxicating thrills.